What began as an unpredicted snowstorm across the Lone Star State days back has now become a full-on humanitarian dilemma for Texans.
Power firm authorities believed that they would certainly be able to handle a collection of rolling blackouts throughout the major cities in Texas, which might have preserved damages to the grid if done correctly.
Rather, rage has actually occurred as rich parts of Dallas stayed with power completely, while the poorer residential areas lost power for days at a time in near-0 level weather conditions.
Now the power firms are having problems getting any type of power to some areas, consisting of hospitals as well as water treatment plants.
“St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is suffering from a loss of water pressure and heat and is taking several steps to get water to the hospital, officials said Wednesday evening.
In an email, David Huffstutler, CEO of St. David’s HealthCare, said the facility’s boiler depends on water, contributing to falling temperatures inside.
The water issue is also impacting “a number of other hospitals in the area,” he said.
“Because this is a state-wide emergency situation that is also impacting other hospitals within the Austin area, no one hospital currently has the capacity to accept transport of a large number of patients,” the statement said.
The email did not say which other facilities are facing problems. But officials with Ascension Seton Southwest Hospital, in Southwest Austin, said they are also facing intermittent issues with water pressure. Effective immediately, the hospital is rescheduling elective surgeries to preserve bed capacity and personnel, according to a statement from Ascension Seton.”Source